And in the telling itself, a living performance,
into and through our own soul
we are transformed …
we become who we are.
−verse 7 of Transforming Trueness (Repose)
Your voice is your brand of love. Your brand of love is yours. No one has to have the same purpose and brand as you, and you do not have to have the same purpose and brand as another. If such is so, then it is a happy accident.
No one can judge your purpose and brand. Well, they can proffer some form of narrow opinion, but what does that matter? It is what it is, and it is good and right for you to live your love. It is good and right for you to lead from love.
The world needs us to come alive as individuals.
The world needs our truth,
our authentic confidence,
and our love.
Is your voice flowing in your work? Are you doing work that frees your voice?
Shannon’s interest was stirring something; the shadow was being disturbed by rhythmic streaks of light. The intermittent beams were energy determined to form Shannon’s luminous presence in all she would do.
Twelve years after our first engagement in coaching, and two companies later for her, we connected again for her growth. When we first met, working at the same company, Shannon was experienced and serving in a legal role. She had a deep interest in the personal development work my team and I were doing at the time.
Voice, your unique resonance, is the clearest statement of your purpose and brand of love as a leader.
Generosity, giving fully in and through your work, flows freely because of your voice. Voice consciousness opens your eyes to the interest to energy connection−work that is real to you, and if real to you, generosity flows into the light of who you are.
In such real work, those you lead, influence, and serve benefit from your purpose and brand of love. Voice consciousness shows you real work and how you do what you choose to do. Even if particular pieces of work are assigned to you, you are free to choose how you do it: voice suppressed or voice full and engaged.
Shannon honored her connection of interest to energy. Her voice resonates in her work, work that is real to her. Like you and me, Shannon’s voice sometimes falters. But once generosity is brought out of the shadow, handed over to your voice, and allowed conscious flow, no one and no thing can hold back the power of your love.
Shannon’s love is spoken in her statement of Desire & Intent:
“The core of what you do is brought out more fully. Your real self is having an impact in your conscientious leadership. You know the right thing to do and you confidently approach doing it.”
In Trueness you are free to love us in the balance of your strengths applied. In work you know as real, there is no priority higher than that of your love.
Choosing resonance is itself freeing. The darkest corners of shadow say love makes us weak. The truth of the light is it’s the lack of love that weakens us. As I’ve said for a long time, and will continue for a bit longer, “It’s okay to love your work, and in your work, love.”
A poem for your work: Yes, It Matters